Up and about at 5.30 this morning for no particular reason apart from being awake and needing to rinse knackered eye with warm water and cotton wool,to early for any constructive pottering about, quiet pottering about is most unsatifactory as one needs to either whistle or hum to be taken seriously by other potterer. Made a cuppa whilst very quietly humming the Red Flag for some reason. Up the workers!!
Patience Mr D, patience. 'Ere you know it, you'll no longer be doing yer Nelson impersonation.
I see from the news that Greece has been given money so that it can pay money to foreign banks. Start the stopwatch for the next crisis point.
On this day in 2008 The death of Sunny Lowry, the first British woman to swim the English Channel (1933). She was berated as being a 'harlot' as her light two-piece suit, which was considered very daring at the time, bared her knees.
Mackerel for breakfast. Repeating mackerel for the rest of the morning.
I recently heard a 'water expert' stating that the transfer of water could only be carried out over around 100 miles
Someone should tell Old Man River. Since He hasn't heard about, He just keeps rolling along.
In Britain we use on average 150l per person per day. This has tripled from what we used in the 1950s.
Tripled? Only tripled? Goodness me, I shower every day and wash (including behind the ears, Mum!) a couple of times more. In the fifties we flannel washed every morning and had a bath in the zinc tub every Friday night, whether we needed it or not - sharing the water!
Only Pit-Yackers had a bath every day, when they got home from the pit, via the pub.
What I'd like to know is how come we've only tripled our consumption? Because we have less industry using up the water, thats how. Its not domestic consumption that uses all the water.
Its not domestic consumption that uses all the water.
Agreed BS. The tripling refers to personal consumption as far as I'm aware. I may have read it wrong though. The point I was trying to make was that you can't keep throwing people into the SE of the country and not expect problems with the water supplies. Industry does of course use a lots of water but how the equations balance out over the 50 years of population growth and the demise of heavy industry over the same period I don't know. It would be interesting to find out.